2015 Sonata Hybrid
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The 2015 Sonata Hybrid is extraordinarily well-equipped, and shoppers will discover Sonata Hybrid will continue to offer an industry-exclusive Hybrid Lifetime Battery Warranty.


2015MY Sonata Hybrid is a carry-over model. There is one packaging change below:

• 2014 Panoramic Sunroof package changes to Premium package for 2015MY
   — Navigation and Infinity audio system move from Limited trim to the new Premium package


The exterior of the 2015 Sonata Hybrid exemplifies modern and efficient design with distinctive LED headlight accents and LED taillights, reduced drag 16-inch or 17-inch Eco-spoke alloy wheels, and exclusive Blue Drive badging to create a signature appearance.

Hybrid model visual differentiation:
• Unique front fascia (front bumper and
• Headlight LED accents
• Front fog light design
• Unique rear bumper
• LED combination taillights
• Chrome bodyside moldings
• Special 16 and 17-inch alloy wheels
  (reduces coefficient of drag)
• Blue background Hyundai logo on hood
  and trunk lid
• Blue Sonata and Hybrid emblems on
   trunk lid
• Blue Drive badge on front fenders
• Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) - Audible alert sound during low-speed electric vehicle
   operation for pedestrian safety (under 18 MPH)
   — Transmits an artificial engine noise when activated or when the vehicle is operating in silent
      EV-only mode
   — Enhances safety to pedestrians, alerting them of vehicle approaching


Unique Design includes:
  • Lower side sills
  • Undercovers
  • Chrome lower molding
  • Blue Drive badge


Interior - Hybrid model visual differentiation:

• 4.2-inch LCD advanced trip computer with Hybrid
  Technology Display
• Hybrid technology display (Navigation equipped
   models only)
• Supervision instrument panel cluster (with Eco
   guide, deletes tachometer)
• Unique interior trim - brushed aluminum design
• Rear seat fixed bench with center pass-through
   for longer cargo - panel for trunk access
   located behind rear seat armrest.

Blue Link™ Telematics System

What is Blue Link?  Blue Link is Hyundai’s innovative telematics solution that combines safety, service and infotainment into a complete package. It works to both help simplify Hyundai owners’ lives and reduce distracted driving.

What does Blue Link Offer?  Blue Link offers 25 features in three packages, which provide customers a multitude of telematics services for their vehicle. You can learn more about Blue Link on www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.

Connected Care Package (1-Year Trial)
  • Automatic Collision Notification
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
  • Auto Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Notification
  • Service Link
  • Maintenance Alert
  • Recall Advisor
  • Blue Link App (smartphone)
Remote Package (3-month trial)
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Car Finder
  • Remote Start*
  • Alarm Notification
  • Panic Notification
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery
  • Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
  • Vehicle Immobilization
  • Valet Alert
  • Geo-Fence
  • Speed Alert
  • Curfew Alert
Guidance Package (3-month trial)
  • Destination Search powered by Google
  • Point-of-Interest Web Search and Download
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation**
* Requires Push-button start and either A/T or DCT. Climate Control feature requires fully-automatic temperature control. ** For vehicles without factory-installed navigation

BlueLink Telematics Video Guide        Blue Link consumer website    

Blue Link User's Manual - Navigation  Blue Link User's Manual - Audio

Blue Link Packaging/Content/Fees     Blue Link Options Operations Chart   

See more Product Links below


Breakthrough lithium polymer battery technology

• Advantages over Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries used in
   competitor's hybrid models:
   — 25% less weight - improves overall vehicle weight and
       fuel economy
   — 40% less volume - improves interior packaging efficiency
   — 10% more efficiency - smarter, better performance

• Advantages over Lithium Ion batteries:
   — More compact
   — Greater power density
   — Lower vehicle weight

America's Best Warranty — Class-leading among Hybrid competitors

Warranty Sonata Hybrid Camry Hybrid Accord Hybrid Fusion Hybrid
Bumper-to-Bumper 5-year /
60K mile
3-year /
36K mile
3-year /
36K mile
3-year /
36K mile
Powertrain 10-year /
100K mile
5-year /
60K mile
5-year /
60K mile
5-year /
60K mile
Hybrid-related Components 10-year/
100K mile
8-year /
100K mile
8-year /
100K mile
8-year /
100K mile
Hybrid Battery Warranty Lifetime 8-year /
100K mile
8 year /
100K mile
8-year /
100K mile

• Sonata Hybrid-related components:
   — Hybrid battery pack assembly, Hybrid starter generator, Hybrid power control unit, Auto
       transmission including traction motor

• Sonata Hybrid Battery Lifetime Warranty:
   — Non-transferable, applies to original owners only
   — Subsequent owners - warranty is limited to 10 years from date of original retail sales or
       100,000 miles, whichever comes first

Sonata Hybrid has best-in-class engine horsepower and coefficient of drag 

• 2.4L MPI Theta II Atkinson Cycle Engine
   — Horsepower: 159HP @ 5,500 rpm
   — Torque 154 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm
   — DOHC 16 valve w/Dual Camshaft Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)

• Electric Motor (located inside the transmission)
   — Horsepower: 47 HP (35 kW) @ 1,630 - 3,000 rpm
   — Torque: 151 lb-ft @ 0 - 1,630 rpm
   — Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
   — Lithium-polymer battery (474 kW)

• Hybrid System Performance Combined
   — Total Horsepower: 199HP @ 5,500 rpm / Torque: 195 lb-ft

  2015 Sonata Hybrid 2014 Camry
2014 Honda
Accord Hybrid
2014 Fusion
Engine 2.4L I4 @
159 HP
2.5L I4 @
156 HP
2.0L I4 @
141 HP
2.0L I4 @
141 HP
Electric Motor 270 V 245 V N/A 275 V
Net Horsepower 199 HP 200 HP 196 HP 188 HP
Battery Technology Lithium Polymer Nickel Metal Hydride Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion
Coefficient of Drag 0.25 0.27 N/A 0.27
Fuel Economy
36/40/37 (Limited)
43/39/41 -  LE
40/38/40 - XLE
50/45/47 44/41/42

• Highway fuel mileage is a KEY competitive strength for Sonata Hybrid. Most hybrid
   competitors cannot use their electric motor assist at highway speeds, only at low speeds.
   This is why most hybrids have higher city mileage than highway mileage. Sonata can use
   electric motor assist all the way up to 74 mph — which is the key factor behind its 40 mpg
   highway mileage.


Hybrid Additional Features

Regenerative Braking
Converting the kinetic energy into electrical energy rather than thermal energy through the friction brakes reduces the wear on the brake linings so they last longer.

Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) and Air Conditioning
• The EPAS is independent of the engine so it provides assistance when the engine is not
   running or is in electric drive mode.
• The air conditioning also features an electrically driven compressor so the interior
   temperature is maintained during engine-off driving and allows for more precise on-demand
   control, cutting fuel consumption.

12-volt Battery
• 12-volt battery mounted in
• Used to start gasoline engine
• Runs accessories when engine
   is off

For better overall weight distribution, the Hybrid's regular 12-volt battery is located in the trunk. It's found under the hood in regular Sonata models. In the Hybrid, this 12-volt battery serves the same purpose in supplying power to start the gasoline engine and run accessories like the radio or headlights when the engine is turned off and the car is parked.

HSG (Hybrid Starter Generator)
10.5 kW Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG) automatically restarts engine when pressure applied to accelerator and is used to charge the hybrid battery. One of the keys to hybrid efficiency is the ability to shut off the gasoline engine when it's not needed. This saves fuel and reduces emissions. When the power of the gasoline engine is needed for acceleration or to recharge the hybrid batteries, the Hybrid Starter Generator starts it.

Hybrid Vehicle Operation
  • Full parallel hybrid drive system
  • Operates on electric motor, gasoline engine and
        combination of the two



    2015 Sonata Hybrid features a high-level of standard safety equipment

    Abundant Standard Safety features
    • Six airbags
      — Front, Front side-impact, and Side Air Curtain
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction
      Control System (TCS)
    • ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
       (EBD) and Brake Assist
    • Active front head restraints
      — Anti-whiplash system
    • Seatbelt pre-tensioner with force limiters
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

    NHTSA 5-Star crash rating and IIHS Top Safety Pick

    NHTSA Crash Test Overall Front
    Front Passenger Side Front Seat Side Rear Seat Rollover
    Sonata and Sonata Hybrid

    Sonata Hybrid has competitive standard safety features in the midsize car segment.

    Standard Features 2015 Sonata Hybrid 2014 Camry Hybrid 2014 Accord Hybrid 2014 Optima Hybrid 2014 Fusion Hybrid
    Total Standard Airbags 6 10 6 6 8
    Active Front Head Restraints -- -- -- --
    ESC with Traction Control
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
    Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) w/Brake Assist (BA)
    Daytime Running Lights (DRL) -- --



    Accessory Brochure       Sonata Hybrid Guide      eBrochure     Fast Facts      

    Hybrid Key Selling Points      Sonata Hybrid FAQ's      Hybrid Maximizing Mileage    

    Hybrid Emissions Warranty 2012-2015   Sonata Hybrid Quick Reference Guide



    Sonata Hybrid delivers high consumer satisfaction, competitive power and fuel economy, and exceptional safety standards.

    Unique & Distinctive Design
    • The most passenger volume amongst midsize hybrid sedans
    • Headlight LED accents and LED taillights
    • Standard Eco-spoke design 16-in and available
       17-in alloy wheels

    Competitive Power and Fuel Efficiency
    • 2.4L Hybrid with 199 net HP and 40 highway MPG

    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system w/wireless
       streaming audio
    • Standard Blue Link telematics system with
       Connected Care
    • Color trip computer w/Hybrid Technology Display
       and and color LCD touchscreen audio
    • HD Radio Technology w/multicasting

    Comfort & Convenience
    • Available Panoramic sunroof
    • Proximity entry w/push button start
    • Power driver seat with heated front seats

    Exceptional Level of Standard Safety
    • NHTSA 5-star Safety Rating
    • Standard rearview camera
    • 6 standard airbags
    • Daytime running lights and front fog lights

    Quality and Reliability backed by American's Best Warranty
    • First in industry lifetime hybrid battery warranty

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